La Salle FoundationLa Salle Foundation is a not for profit, 501 (c) (3) organization that serves as the vehicle to accept charitable contributions in support of La Salle High School of Yakima. The mission of the foundation is to provide access to and financial support for the educational and spiritual development of students attending La Salle High School.
The foundation office is located in the Administration Building on campus. Please Contact Tim McGree, President.
The mailing address is:La Salle Foundation
3000 Lightning Way
Union Gap, WA 98903
Phone: (509) 225-2995
FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES:La Salle Foundation incorporates a number of fundraising activities in the effort to attain maximum philanthropic outcomes. These activities include gifts in memory/honor, alumni and annual giving, grant writing, major gift solicitation, as well as planned giving through wills and bequests.
Gifts In Memory/HonorMany donors choose La Salle Foundation as the recipient of their charitable contribution when making a gift in memory of a loved one. A letter is sent to the suriving family, notifying them that such a gift has been made. In addition, a number of gifts are made to La Salle to honor friends and loved ones on special occasions.
Alumni and Annual GivingAt the end of every year, La Salle Foundation sponsors the Annual Appeal, inviting friends of Catholic education to make a gift in support of La Salle's mission. For this drive, a special effort is made to reach out to alumni of Yakima's former Catholic high schools (St. Joseph Academy, Marquette, Holy Rosary, YCCHS and Carroll), encouraging their participation in propelling the tradition of academic excellence and faith formation.
Grant WritingGrant writing is an on-going effort of the foundation.
Planned GivingPlanned Giving is a program by which institutions such as La Salle High School promote fundraising in a manner that meets the needs of both the donor and the institution. Leaving assets to a charitable institution through a will or a living trust provides that such assets are not subject to estate taxes.
Primary gifting vehicles that represent 'planned gifts' include such instruments as wills, charitable trust arrangements and life insurance policies. The donor's gift could be as simple as a one-time donation or it could involve the establishment of any one of a number of trusts that allow certain benefits to accrue to the donor.
Gifts oftentimes include appreciated securities, real estate and low paying CD's. In many cases, donors wish to gift an asset, but retain the income it generates during their lifetime. Or...gift the income from an asset, but retain ownership and the right to pass the asset on to their heirs. These objectives can be accomplished through a Charitable Remainder Trust or a Charitable Lead Trust. There are on-going changes to the Estate and Gift taxation laws, so consultation with your personal financial advisor is critical.
The La Salle Endowment includes a number of separately designated funds that are invested for the long term financial stability of La Salle High School. These 'named' funds may be established with a minimum contribution of $5,000, and are publically recognized in all La Salle publications, including the newsletter and annual report.
When (then) Bishop Francis George discussed the need for an endowment as part of a sustaining program for the new high school, he suggested a target endowment goal of $5,000,000.
BOARD OF DIRECTORSA board of directors provides oversight for all foundation matters, including strategic planning, fundraising activities and asset management. Members of the 2009 -2010 Board of Directors are:
Mary-beth Bradley, Chair
Jay Carroll Dan Fortier